Although self-checkout shopping is far from revolutionary, it seems more stores are making room for the technology.

At Michaels, the arts-and-crafts store in Dartmouth, clerk-less checkout stands are a prominent fixture by the exit.

For avid Michaels shoppers, this is a game-changer.

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Back in October, Michaels stores across Massachusetts and New England began ripping out cash registers and replacing them with self-checkout booths.

This can be a touchy subject for some who prefer the friendly face of an employee.

For others, self-checkout has its perks.

"I was surprised to see the self-checkouts, but it came to good use," Dartmouth native and loyal Michaels customer Jill Lemieux said. "I only had a couple of items so instead of waiting in a line that was six or seven people deep, I was able to check out quickly and be on my way. I was short on time and I found it to be very convenient."

SouthCoast Experiences to Consider Gifting This Holiday Season

I propose that this holiday season, we spend a little extra time thinking about what experiences our loved ones would appreciate. Now is the time to consider how they enjoy spending their time and ask yourself how your gift can help them with their interests and hobbies. If the kids in your life already have a room full of toys, consider memories filled with love, fun, and excitement to be the better option this holiday season. Bonus points if it's something that allows you and your loved one to spend time together.

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